Hello, world! [Yes, the 5 of you that read this are probably most of my world anyway]. I am alive and well in the land of the angels. It's been a while since an update, but I figured I'd rather keep you on your toes waiting for the next one rather than bombard you with overkill of information on the regs. I was also waiting for something, like, really cool to happen so I would have a great title and subject of the post but I might die waiting at this rate. JK LIFE IS SO COOL. Lol. Okay. Anyway.
Life here is, strange. Well, I use strange in the best way possible because it's new and exciting and interesting but also just so, strange. This is the first time in my life where I am not incredibly bound to a daily activity (school, work, etc.), but rather must create my daily activities, daily. Ya feel me? So that entrepreneurship degree is extra-handy right about now because I am my own business, in a way. This whole acting world is slightly insane and slightly (read: VERY) difficult... To figure out, and to navigate. So far I've been begging at the feet of my few friends who are actors out here for advice and knowledge and age-old wisdom because I have absolutely NO CLUE what I'm doing. [this is your cue if you have a clue what I should be doing...chime in here]. So you can imagine how much of a struggle this first month has been.
BUT. I am trying to do things, so this is what I've been doing. Skip this paragraph if you could care less about my daily super-fun super-exciting activities. I've subscribed to some casting websites, which involve creating a profile, posting headshots [see Acting page for the newbies!], etc. On these, I can submit to casting calls for roles that sound like something I could do. Then, I wait to hear. I usually submit to about 100 or more a day (it's crazy how much is going on out here), and maybe hear from about 4 or 5. Great odds right? Then, if I hear from them, that means they want me to come audition. So I go audition, meet the people, say a monologue or read a script they give me, and wait even longer. They will then email me within about a week if I get the part or not. Since these are some of my first auditions in years, you can imagine how many [SO MANY] [that was a joke] auditions I am absolutely nailing. And getting. If we're being honest, I haven't gotten any lead roles yet. To be fair though, I kinda forgot how to audition so these first few days have been me remembering, in the audition room, during the audition. So that's good.
Other than auditions during the days though, I am still at my internship two days a week. It's going really well, but I'm bummed I'm almost done with it. I have a really cool project that I am working on for the team though, so stay tuned for that!
Oh, and other than those two things, I am taking freelance production work on sets whenever I can. When I first got here, I did a cool gig as a "Prop Master" [yep, the Master of the Props] for a short film, and have since done a few PA [Production Asst.] jobs which are hard and long and tough but SO GREAT to meet AWESOME people. So that's been fun. And by fun I mean I survive the day doing the no-fun work but am rewarded by meeting so-fun people. If that makes sense.
Last but not least, WE ARE ALL MOVED IN! Finally. The apartment is set up and so cute and comfy and my roommate [Britt- we met at the Cannes Film Festival last summer!] is wonderful. It's cozy yet right on Hollywood Blvd. so that makes for some interesting noises. [i.e. 300+ person animal rights march right outside my window yesterday...repeat: "Animals are friends! Not food!" ...Finding Nemo anyone?] So sleeping is somewhat optional here. But hey, by the end of this lease I'll be able to sleep through a massive earthquake, atomic bomb, and earth-shattering lightening show combined. So that's good.
Questions, comments, concerns, advice, kind words, loving thoughts, etc. --- please say hi below! Or you know, call me. Or whatever. Love you all, you avid readers. Proud of you for making it this far. xoxo
A couple new headshots. For more visit the Acting Page!